Irish Savant — irishsavant.net Aug 14, 2021
Right on cue and in lock-step the MSM and political class have gone into overdrive on global warming – whoops, sorry, climate change! – following the recent summit in Glasgow. Events with even the most tenuous connection to the subject get shoehorned into the supporting the scam. Thus we have Wally, the Arctic walrus who now frolics around Ireland’s southern coast, an occurrence which ‘experts’ solemnly attribute to climate change. Which is puzzling. Surely Wally should be desperately fleeing the rapidly warming waters of the Atlantic and seeking out colder waters near the North Pole rather than heading in the opposite direction? Obviously he hasn’t got TV.
But making global warming experts look idiotic remains one of the few entertainments still available to us in this Time Of Tribulation. They’re always good for comic relief. Let’s go back to the first Earth Day exactly fifty years ago and prepare to have your sides split. It was then that Harvard biologist George Wald estimated that “civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” According to Peter Gunter, a North Texas State University professor “Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions.”
While literally scores of other experts made similar predictions at that Earth Day my personal favourite is the legendary Paul Ehrlich. “The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years. Most of the people who are going to die in the greatest cataclysm in the history of man have already been born. Between 1980 and 1989 he added, in case we weren’t suitably alarmed, some 4 billion people, including 65 million Americans, will perish in the “Great Die-Off.” He breathlessly warned that Americans born since 1946…now had a life expectancy of only 49 years and that if current patterns continued this expectancy would reach 42 years by 1980. (Life expectancy in the US today is just short of twice that!) His views were echoed by Denis Hayes, the chief organizer for Earth Day “It is already too late to avoid mass starvation”. Oh dear, so that’s that then. The conference attendees with furrowed brows then fretted as to how Antarctica would be able to accommodate the hundreds of millions fleeing there by the end of the millennium. Current population of Antarctica? 4,400.
Then again we might freeze to death instead of being roasted alive. You know, climate change. Again Paul Ehrlich is good for a laugh. Not long after his global warming horror predictions he suddenly – for reasons that remain unclear – changed his mind and said well, no actually, we’re going to freeze to death instead. Apparently by the end of the millennium half of Britain was to be covered by ice, the population driven to near starvation in a Mad Max dystopian world. “By the year 2000 the United Kingdom will be simply a small group of impoverished islands, inhabited by some 70 million starving people”. Many eminent climatologists supported him. “If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but 11 degrees colder by the year 2000,” claimed ecology professor Kenneth E.F. Watt of the University of California. “This is about twice what it would take to put us in an ice age.”
So there you go, take your pick: Burn or freeze to death.
Well we might laugh at the antics of these mountebanks. But ultimately the laugh is on us because our taxes pay for their lavish lifestyles and we – not the Al Gores of this world – will pay in practical ways, financial and otherwise, as Agenda 2030 grinds our freedoms to dust.